The vocation of every man and woman is to serve humanity. -Leo Tolstoy

Service Clubs

In Uncategorized on August 10, 2011 at 11:36 am

Last night I was inducted into the OKC Midtown Rotary Club. Until very recently I had never considered joining Rotary or any of the other service clubs such as Kiwanis, Lions, Optimists or Exchange. I held a limited view of these organizations as groups of older men who met early in the morning to drink coffee. While that is generally an accurate description it leaves out the more important aspects of the organizations.

For nearly 100 years these groups have been doing important charitable work both in their communities and around the world. Most have areas of focus such as youth sports, child abuse prevention, health care and clean water. Midtown Rotary focuses on the arts. In building social bonds among people who are like minded in their devotion to service these groups actively promote community.

OKC Midtown Rotary is a markedly younger and more gender balanced club than most. When looking at the aging demographics of other clubs I fear for the potential loss of these important institutions. I encourage anyone interested in improving their community to investigate these organizations. I’m glad that I did.

OKC Midtown Rotary meets at 6 pm every Tuesday at McNellie’s, 1100, Classen Drive, OKC, Ok. Visitors are always welcome!

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